Nigeria has the largest number of child brides in Africa. The practice is most prevalent in the predominantly Muslim north where conservative Islamic groups staunchly resist efforts to criminalize child marriage. Chika Oduah reports for VOA from the city of Kaduna.
Officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to set up an electronic voting system for long-overdue elections, after a 2011 vote that was marred by disorder and irregularities, resulting in a two-year political standoff. The latest poll date is December 23 — if they make it. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Kinshasa.
Silicon Valley is less than 3% black, with an even smaller numbers of Africans. The race gap is actually much larger than the gender gap, and it’s growing. Join us for a live screening of "Beyond the Unicorn," a VOA documentary about the issue, followed by a Q&A session from Silicon Valley, the capitol of the U.S. technology sector.
Thousands of children in the troubled Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been used as combatants over the last two years amid conflict between local militia and government forces, according to the U.N. children's fund. Even when the children leave the militia, the path forward is a rocky one. Anita Powell reports from Kananga, DRC.